UNCW Schedules Full-Volume Siren Test for Sept. 14, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A full-volume test of the Seahawk Warning Siren System is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at 12 p.m., the university announced today. UNCW will also test additional emergency communication tools in conjunction with the siren, including email, desktop, phone and text notifications as well as emergency beacons at CREST Research Park.
The Seahawk Warning Siren System is an outdoor emergency warning tool and may not be audible inside university buildings. No action is required when the siren sounds during the test.
In an actual emergency, immediately take shelter indoors, monitor UNCW communication tools for additional information and wait for an all-clear notification. All-clear notifications will also be distributed as part of the test.
Only those students, faculty and staff who have voluntarily registered their cell phone numbers with the university will receive UNCW Alert emergency text messages and voicemails during the test and in actual emergency situations.
Sign up to receive emergency notifications on your phone:
Log into mySeaPort.
Click “Register to Receive UNCW Emergency Texts” in the left-hand navigation.
Provide/update your personal information.
Click “Submit.”
Discontinue emergency notifications:
To discontinue emergency text messages, reply “STOP UNCW” to the test message. To remove your phone number and/or email address from the emergency list, send a request to